The Mollycoddle (1920)

The Mollycoddle poster

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures
Starring:
 Douglas Fairbanks, Ruth Renick
Directed by: Victor Fleming

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Richard Marshall (Douglas Fairbanks) is a man who comes from a long line of rugged westerners but has lived a soft life in Monte Carlo. He gets a chance to rediscover his roots when he travels to America with a group led by a diamond smuggler (Wallace Beery).

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street

Cat Cattle Call: On the way to Galveston, Texas by boat, Richard ends up making a swim for shore and gets caught up in a fishing net. He comes ashore in a hold full of fish. Later as he walks down the street smelling of fish, numerous cats follow him.

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks down street animated gif

Richard stops at a house to ask directions. When he leaves he scurries past the cats, leaving them behind.

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks to house

The Mollycoddle - cats following Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks to house

The Mollycoddle - Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks running away from cats in yard

The Mollycoddle - Richard Marshall Douglas Fairbanks running away from cats in yard

A foreign poster for the film even illustrates this specific scene.

The Mollycoddle - foreign poster showing cats following Douglas Fairbanks

Final Mewsings: Cats know when something smells fishy!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cats in this movie!


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